Lecture series explores new ways to lead and change organizations

Lecture series explores new ways to lead and change organizations
September 8, 2010

Phil Brozynski
(630) 829-6094

Lisle, lllinois ~ Richard and Emily Axelrod, founders and principles of The Axelrod Group, Inc., have worked with both the big – Boeing, Coca-Cola, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Kraft and 3M – and the small – Barrington Coaxelrodmmunity Unit School District 220 and the Calgary Health Authority.

However, their message is the same whether an organization has 50 employees or 5,000 – by widening the circle of involvement, connecting people to each other, creating communities for action and promoting fairness, you increase employee satisfaction and improve productivity.

The Axelrods will bring their message to the Krasa Student Center on the campus of Benedictine University when they present "Terms of Engagement: New Ways of Leading and Changing Organizations" from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 23. The lecture is part of the Department of Management and Organizational Behavior's Contemporary Trends in Change Management Lecture Series.

Richard Axelrod has more than 25 years of consulting and teaching experience. His most recent book is "Terms of Engagement: Changing the Way We Change Organizations (Berrett-Koehler Publishers)."  Emily Axelrod has co-authored a number of books and presented to organizations such as the American Management Association and the London Strategic Planning Society.

Seating is limited and registration is required. The cost of the lecture is $490. To register, call (630) 829-6223.


Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.